Inventor CAM and Nesting

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Inventor CAM and Nesting Software

A set of integrated fabrication tools for Inventor Professional found within the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection
Autodesk Inventor CAM

Inventor CAM

Inventor Nesting

Inventor CAM

Autodesk® Inventor® CAM software is included in the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection and integrated within Inventor Professional for 2.5-axis to 5-axis milling, turning, and mill-turn machining.

  • Advanced roughing system that efficiently removes high material volumes which minimises your CNC machines wear and tear on tooling
  • Generates G-Code for CNC Machines

4- and 5-axis milling

Simultaneous 4- and 5-axis features for machining complex models include tilt, multi-axis contour, and swarf.

Turning and mill-turn

Improve productivity with traditional turning, facing, grooving, and boring functions. Includes support for live tooling mill-turning.

Inventor CAM Features and Functions

Drill Toolpaths

These are the types of drilling motion that can be performed:

  • Drilling – G81 style drilling with rapid out.
  • Counterboring – G82 style drilling with dwell at bottom and rapid out.
  • Chip breaking – Chip breaking with pecking and partial retracts between pecks.
  • Deep drilling – Deep drilling with pecking and full retract between pecks.
  • Guided deep drilling – gun drilling – Deep drilling that produces a very round hole with a precision diameter. Very useful for deep, straight holes in a variety of materials.
  • Tapping – Tapping (G84/G74). Synchronous spindle speed and feed.
  • Tapping with chip breaking – Tapping with chip breaking.
  • Break through – Allows for reduced feed and speed before breaking through a hole.
  • Reaming – Reaming (G85 style) with feed out.
  • Boring – Boring with dwell at bottom and feed out.
  • Stop boring – Boring (G86 style) with spindle stop at the bottom and rapid out.
  • Fine boring – Fine boring with shift away from the hole side.
  • Back-boring – Boring from the back.
  • Circular pocket milling – Circular pocket milling.
  • Bore milling – Bore milling.
  • Thread milling – Thread milling.
  • Probe – Used to measure a feature on the part with a probe tool, or use macros from the machine to define the WCS. Needs special handling in the post processors depending on the machine.
Coolant

Select the type of coolant used with the machine tool. Not all types will work with all machine postprocessors.

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Feed & Speed

Spindle and Feedrate cutting parameters.

  • Spindle Speed – The rotational speed of the spindle expressed in Rotations Per Minute (RPM)
  • Surface Speed – The speed which the material moves past the cutting edge of the tool (SFM or m/min)
  • Plunge Feedrate – The drilling feedrate when plunging into stock
  • Feed per Revolution – The plunge feedrate expressed as the feed per revolution
  • Retract Feedrate – Feed used when retracting, but not using rapid moves (G0)
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3D Milling
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Probing Cycle Reference
  • Single axis probing
  • Corner probing
  • Block center probing
  • Rectangular cavity center probing
  • Circular boss center probing
  • Circular hole center probing
  • Rectangular and Circular cavity with Islands
  • Between 2 walls/faces
Multi-Axis Milling Functionality
  • Single axis probing
  • Corner probing
  • Block center probing
  • Rectangular cavity center probing
  • Circular boss center probing
  • Circular hole center probing
  • Rectangular and Circular cavity with Islands
  • Between 2 walls/faces

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Autodesk Inventor Nesting

Inventor Nesting

Inventor® Nesting software which is integrated within Inventor Professional turns sheet metal parts into nesting tables.

By optimising the nest table, companies reduce raw material costs and can compare nesting studies to better understand cost and choose the right nesting study. 

  • Have multiple material and packaging options by generating multiple sheet nests in a single study 

  • Maximise job profitability by comparing costs and the efficiency associated with nesting studies variations.

  • Ensure consistent grain direction on all parts to prevent cracking in subsequent bending operations by specifying allowable orientations.

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Automated true-shape nesting

Generate multiple sheet nests to reduce raw material waste. Optimize the use of materials in flat cutting operations.

Smooth workflows for creating cutting paths

Create 3D models of a nest and generate cutting paths with Inventor CAM, or export DXF files. Use DXF files in AutoCAD and other toolpath-making software.

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Inventor Nesting Features and Functions

  • Supports Inventor ipt, iam and AutoCAD dwg or dxf files.
  • Setup Nest and Quantities
  • Set Up Shapes
  • Set Up Packaging
  • Adjust Parameters and Performance
  • Create the Nesting Study
  • Calculate Nests
  • Compare Nests
  • Change Shape Priority and Orientation
  • Edit Shape Properties
  • Nest Reports
  • Generate a 3D Model
  • Import and Export Data to CSV or XML
  • Process Material Library
  • Set Nesting Parameters
  • Set Composite Properties
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Learn more about Autodesk Fabrication Products

Autodesk has various fabrication software products for manufacturing, architectural construction, HVAC and structural steel applications

PDM Collection Add-Ons

Check out these programs and plug-ins to boost productivity even further.
Enterprise data management.
Additive manufacturing simulation and optimisation.
Cloud Collaboration with Fusion 360 Team Participant
Machine tool probing software for on machine verification and inspection.
Computational Fluid Dynamic software to simulate loads, air and fluid flows.
Injection mold simulation software

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Product Design & Manufacturing Collection Tolerance Analysis

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Autodesk Product Design & Manufacturing Collection Tolerance Analysis

Inventor Tolerance Analysis: CAD-embedded tolerance stackup analysis software. Available only in the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection.

Overview

Inventor® Tolerance Analysis software is designed to help Inventor users make more informed decisions while specifying manufacturing tolerances.

This allows users to:

  • Accurately calculate the cumulative effects of geometric dimensions and tolerances for all models included in the stackup loop

  • Verify manufacturing tolerances for consistent fit and maximum part interchangeability during early design stages

  • Communicate analysis results and cost-control efforts to manufacturing and quality engineers

Why use Inventor Tolerance Analysis?

Save on excessive machining costs

Save time and money by avoiding high-precision tolerances that add unnecessary costs and effort to your machining workflow.

Confirm that your components will fit together

Verify the fit of the components in your assemblies using tools that are fully integrated in Inventor.

Collaborate better with automated reports

Communicate analysis results and cost-control efforts to manufacturing and quality engineers.

Optimize assembly fit with tolerance stackup analysis

Reduce tolerance issues during manufacturing by running an analysis of the geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) in a 3D model.

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Generate advanced statistical results

Calculate the worst-case, RSS, and statistical results of the analysis. Report metrics for statistical results such as Cpk, Σ (Sigma), DPMO, or % Yield.

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PDM Collection Add-Ons

Check out these programs and plug-ins to boost productivity even further.
Enterprise data management.
Additive manufacturing simulation and optimisation.
Cloud Collaboration with Fusion 360 Team Participant
Machine tool probing software for on machine verification and inspection.
Computational Fluid Dynamic software to simulate loads, air and fluid flows.
Injection mold simulation software

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Autodesk Revit Software for BIM, Archiecture, MEP and Structural design, analysis, detailing and documentation
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Industry leading BIM software to design architectural, structural and MEP building projects.

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Overview

Design architectural, structural and MEP projects, analyse solar studies, structures and flow and document construction drawings.

  • 3D Modelling with tools for multi-discipline design.

  • Parametric design updates floor plans elevations and section views when the model is modified.

  • Collaborate across teams and disciplines.

Features

Parametric Design

Create associative models where parameters and design changes update referenced components, views and schedules.

Worksharing

Work as a team or with other disciplines on a centrally shared file.

Schedules

Generate reports and material take-offs such as door schedules extracted from model parameters and properties.
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Interoperability

Import, export and link data and files from numerous formats, including IFC4.
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Plug-ins

Revit has an open application programming interface (API) for custom add-ins to run and connect to. 

Annotations

Communicate design intent with WYSIWYG annotated editing features.

Global Parameters

Create and use project wide parametric parameters within the project file and families. 
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Dynamo

Visual scripting tools top generate designs, automate tasks and extract information.

Conceptual Design

Revit has an open application programming interface (API) for custom add-ins to run and connect to. 

Architectural Design

Model building elements such as walls, floors, ceilings, doors, windows, etc.

Point Clouds

Import 3D laser scans directly into the BIM model.

Visualisation

Navigate through 3D models to validate designs and render photo realistic images.

Stairs

Design multi-storey stairs, railings, ramps with ease.

Cloud Rendering

Off load photo-realistic rendering jobs to the cloud

Analytical Model

Compare the structural analytical model with changes made in the physical model. Apply loads, set boundary conditions, very models with design rules and link models to external analysis software.

Reinforcement Detailing

3D model, 2D fabrication detailing and rebar schedule concrete structures such as precast panels and cast-in place.

Structural Design

Structural tools for beams, systems, connections, trusses, columns, floors, walls, slabs, rebar and more.
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2D Detailing

Create precise engineering drawings of structural steel and concrete designs with dimensions, annotations, tags and schedules.

HVAC Design

Design and detail mechanical systems such as ducts, air terminals and equipment. Design piping systems and components. Automatically calculate and select specific sizes for the system in the project.

Electrical Design

Model and document electrical wiring systems, cable trays, conduit, equipment, devices and lighting fixtures.

Extended Features

Increase productivity with these features found in the AEC Collection and BIM 360.

Generative Design

Create generative design studies to quickly view alternate designs

Collaboration 

See how easily you can collaborate with internal teams and external stakeholders with BIM 360 Design.

Energy Analysis

Optimise energy performance of buildings

Revit + Advance Steel

Synchronise between Advance Steel and Revit to collaborate with structural steel fabricators. 

Conceptual Analysis Workflows

Use Revit with FormIT, Insight and Dynamo for conceptual design with energy analysis and visual scripting.

Structral Design and Analysis Workflows

Combine Revit, Advance Steel and Robot to design, engineer and fabricate structural projects.

Infrastructure BIM Workflows

Combine Revit, Civil 3D and Infraworks for bridge analysis and design. Use Civil 3D road geometry in Infraworks to layout the bridge and run analysis and then publish to Revit.

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3D Modelling
3D CAD Modelling functionality in Revit
2D Design
2D design functionality in AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT
2D Drafting
2D views, annotations, leaders, etc.
Architectural Modelling
Tools to model architectural elements such as floors, walls, doors, etc.
Structural Modelling
Tools to model structural steel and concrete elements
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MEP Modelling
Tools for mechanical, electrical and piping elements
Parts and Assemblies
Ability to break up designs in Revit into parts and assemblies
Solar Studies
Conduct solar studies in Revit
Global Parameters
Drive other parameters in Revit
Conceptual Massing
Fast way to model 3D mass objects
Local Rendering
Ray-trace rendering on your PC
Cloud Based Rendering
Off-load rendering to the cloud. High resolution renders cost cloud credits.
Analysis
Area, analytic model, structural loads, boundary conditions, heating and cooling loads, massing studies
Schedules
Create schedule and material take-off reports
Collaboration
Interference checks, copy/monitor, worksharing, share coordinates among projects and Revit server
Copy/paste elements in linked Revit files
Ability to copy/paste elements between Revit files that are linked into the Revit project.
Linked Revit file visibility customisation
Control the visibility ofelements of Revit projects that have been linked
Point Clouds
Import point clouds via Recap
Standard Revit Exporters
Export to DWG, DGN, DWF, Images, FBX, NWC and reports
Additional Revit Exporters
SAT, ADSK, gbXML, ODBC, family types
Application Programming Interface (API)
Install plug-ins, create plug-ins, macros and run Dynamo scripts
Energy, lighting, solar analysis
Features found in Insight
Non-Linear Structural Analysis
FEA tools in Robot
Civil Infrastructure Design
Tools in Civil 3D and Infraworks
Structural Steel Detailing
Features found in Advance Steel
Electrical Schematics
Features found in AutoCAD specialised toolsets
GIS Mapping
Features found in AutoCAD specialised toolsets
Raster Tools
Features found in AutoCAD specialised toolsets
Plant Design
Features found in AutoCAD specialised toolsets
P&ID Schematics
Features found in AutoCAD specialised toolsets
Clash Detection
Features found in Navisworks Manage
5D Scheduling
Features found in Navisworks Manage
Project Review and Coordination
Features found in Navisworks Manage
Production Rendering and Animation
Features found in 3ds Max
Bridge loading, analysis and code checking
Features found in Structural Bridge Design
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Cloud based worksharing, collaboration and model comparison. Includes BIM 360 Docs.
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Revit enhancements for BIM management, renumbering, Excel, sheets, MEP, parameters and more.
Cloud based construction management with document control, collaboration.
Fabrication applications such as CADmep, ESTmep and CAMduct
Computational Fluid Dynamic software to simulate wind loads, air and fluid flows.
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Product Design & Manufacturing Collection

Autodesk PDM Collection - Product Design & Manufacturing Collection. Includes Inventor Professional, AutoCAD, Inventor Nastran, Nesting, CAM, 3ds Max, Navisworks, Fusion 360 and more

Autodesk PDM Collection

Autodesk Product Design & Manufacturing Collection is a complete set of tools for the design, analysis, visualisation, documentation and manufacturing of products for manufacturing, industrial design, fabrication and defence.
Inventor Professional
Professional grade electromechanical 3D CAD software that can design products, plastics, sheet metal, weldments, automate, simulate, produce bills of materials, 2D fabrication level detailing and documentation.
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AutoCAD
Specialised toolsets for Architecture, Mechanical, Plant, Electrical,GIS design and drafting.
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Fusion 360
Powerful cloud based 3D CAD/CAM software for product design
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Inventor CAM
2.5 to 5 axis CAM
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Inventor Nastran
Non-Linear FEA simulation
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Navisworks Manage
Model coordination, project review, 2D/3D quantity take off, 5D scheduling and clash detection
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PDM Collection Overview

The Autodesk PDM Industry Collection is a compilation of software titles for the manufacturing industry which gives the ability to 3D model, design, automate, visualise, animate, simulate, document and draft designs in 2D.

  • Create high-tolerance, fabrication level detailed designs for electromechanical products and fabricated structures.

  • Optimise designs with analysis, generative design, visualisation and simulation tools.

  • End to end CAD/CAM digital prototyping solution.

Integrated CAD/CAM and Nesting

The Product Design & Manufacturing Collection comes with Inventor CAM and Inventor Nesting, being one of the few, if only product set in the market with the exceptional 3D CAD modelling and detailing features of Inventor with integrated 2.5 to 5 axis CAM and Nesting..

Inventor and AutoCAD Workflows

Use the right tool for the right job. Reference AutoCAD 2D CAD data into Inventor designs and drawings and detail Inventor models in AutoCAD.

Inventor and Fusion Workflows

Use Fusion 360 generative design studies to explore design alternatives and optimise product preformance or cost.

Inventor and Revit Workflows

Reference Revit projects and use Inventor BIM interoperability tools to publish BIM data to Revit and other sources.

Included Software

The most comprehensive selection of cutting-edge BIM and CAD design, visualisation and analysis software and cloud tools comes within the AEC Collection.

Inventor Professional

Tools for parts and assembly modelling, automation, sheet metal, weldments, electrical, tube & pipe, bills of materials and 2D detailing.

Fusion 360

Cloud based CAD/CAM for PC and Mac with simulation and PCB design.

Inventor Tolerance Analysis

Analyse tolerances and the impact of variations in dimensions.

AutoCAD

2D/3D design and drafting software with specialised toolsets for mechanical, electrical schematics, plant design, GIS and more.

Inventor Nesting

Integrated parametric nesting software for Inventor Professional.

Navisworks Manage

Project coordination, data aggregation, 5D scheduling, quantification, simulation and visualisation software.

Inventor CAM

Integrated 2.5 to 5 axis CAM for Inventor Professional with automation and simulation.

Recap Pro

Reality capture, photogrammetry and 3D scanning point cloud software.

Inventor Nastran

Non-Linear FEA integrated into Inventor Professional.

Factory Design Utilities

Process analysis and 2D/3D layout tools for AutoCAD, Inventor Professional and Navisworks.

HSM Works

Integrated 2.5 to 5 axis CAM for Solidworks.

3ds Max

3D modelling, rendering, animation and simulation software.

Autodesk Rendering

Cloud based rendering for Revit, 3ds Max, Navisworks and AutoCAD.

Autodesk Drive

Cloud storage and collaboration for CAD.

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3D Parametric Part Modelling
B-REP surfacing, solid body and multi-body part modelling
Direct Editing
Direct editing (push-pull) part modelling environment
Freeform Modelling
NURBS with T-Splines part modelling environment
Plastic Part Design
Mold and die modelling environment
Local Rendering
Ray-trace rendering on your PC
2D Design
2D design functionality in AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT
2D Drafting
2D views, annotations, leaders, etc.
3D Parametric Assembly Modelling
Place multiple parts in an assembly file and use constraints and joints to assemble
Weldments
Weldment assembly environment used with frame generator to model structural frames
Sheet Metal Modelling
Tools for sheet metal design, flat patterns and 2D symbols and annotations
Electrical Cable and Harnessing
Tools tools to route electrical cables, harnesses and detail nailboards
Electrical Schematics
Design electrical control systems and switchboards with reports such as from/to and wire lists
EMX Project
Synch between AutoCAD Electrical schematicsand Inventor Professional cable harnesses
Tube and Piping
Tools to design flexible hose, tubes and pipes
Design Automation
Simplified code and forms to automate 3D model, drawings and connect to Excel
Content Centre Library
Customisable library of parts such as steel profiles and fasteners
Draft Analysis
Analyse drafts
Clash and interference detection
Detect clashes or interferences between parts in assemblies
Material cost/impact
Ability to select a material based on the environmental/cost impact
BIM Interoperability
Prepare models and export to RFA, adsk or IFC
Point Clouds
Import point clouds via Recap
Point Cloud Pre-Processing
Tools found in Recap Pro
Bill of Materials
Create bills of materials and tabvles from parts and assemblies
AnyCAD
Associative import of CAD parts and assembly files
Application Programming Interface (API)
Install plug-ins, create plug-ins, macros and run Dynamo scripts
Linear FEA
Linear and Dynamic FEA simulation studies
Non-Linear FEA
FEA tools in Inventor Nastran
CAM
Features found in Inventor CAM and HSMWorks
Nesting
Nesting tools in Inventor Nesting
Tolerance Analysis
Features found in Inventor Tolerance Analysis
Architecture Design
Features found in AutoCAD specialised toolsets
GIS Mapping
Features found in AutoCAD specialised toolsets
Raster Tools
Features found in AutoCAD specialised toolsets
Plant Design
Features found in AutoCAD specialised toolsets
P&ID Schematics
Features found in AutoCAD specialised toolsets
Clash Detection
Features found in Navisworks Manage
5D Scheduling
Features found in Navisworks Manage
Project Review and Coordination
Features found in Navisworks Manage
Production Rendering and Animation
Features found in 3ds Max
Process Analysis
Bottleneck simulation and reporting for factory and assembly line layouts
Synch AutoCAD and Inventor Professional
2D/3D Factory Assets to synch AutoCAD 2D layouts with Inventor Professional 3D models

PDM Collection Add-Ons

Check out these programs and plug-ins to boost productivity even further.
Enterprise data management.
Additive manufacturing simulation and optimisation.
Cloud Collaboration with Fusion 360 Team Participant
Machine tool probing software for on machine verification and inspection.
Computational Fluid Dynamic software to simulate loads, air and fluid flows.
Injection mold simulation software

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